This year the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce 2011 Community Leadership Institute class was tasked with raising cash donations for the Minot Salvation Army. The Minot Salvation Army helped thousands of flood victims with food, shelter and clothing, which severely depleted funds and supplies. The CLI class's sole purpose of fundraising was to donate to the Salvation Army to help ensure the group had enough food and supplies for the annual Thanksgiving Day meals for people in the Minot area.
"This year there will be many more people in need than in previous years," said Nikki Farr of Trinity Health, a CLI participant, in a press release.
Area businesses responded to phone calls made by CLI members, who all helped work fundraising shifts at Taco John's, Pizza Ranch and MarketPlace Foods. This fundraiser ran for three Saturdays in October.
Submitted Photo - - Members of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce 2011 Community Leadership Institute class present a check to Maj. Don Kincaid, the commander of the Salvation Army in Minot. The class raised more than $6,000 through various fundraisers.
Finally, a letter was sent out to the approximately 450 members of the Minot Chamber of Commerce asking for monetary donations for the Salvation Army.
"In spite of the fact that the community has been through a difficult summer, and so many people have already helped with flood relief efforts, we are proud to say that the Chamber is still receiving donations from the community and to date, we have raised over $6,000," Farr said.